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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Lisa Cholodenko (written by) &
Stuart Blumberg (written by)
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Release Date:
30 July 2010 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Nic and Jules had the perfect family, until they met the man who made it all possible.
Plot:
Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their father into their family life. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 29 wins & 86 nominations See more »
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One real moment is all it takes to make a film worth something, The Kids Are All Right brings it. See more (278 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Julianne Moore ... Jules

Annette Bening ... Nic

Mark Ruffalo ... Paul

Mia Wasikowska ... Joni

Josh Hutcherson ... Laser

Yaya DaCosta ... Tanya (as Yaya Dacosta)

Kunal Sharma ... Jai

Eddie Hassell ... Clay

Zosia Mamet ... Sasha

Joaquín Garrido ... Luis

Rebecca Lawrence Levy ... Brooke (as Rebecca Lawrence)
Lisa Eisner ... Stella

Eric Eisner ... Joel

Sasha Spielberg ... Waify Girl

James MacDonald ... Clay's Dad (as James Macdonald)
Margo Victor ... Bartender
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stuart Blumberg ... Sous-chef (uncredited)

Diego Calderón ... Waiter (uncredited)
Sergio Garcia ... Party Goer (uncredited)

Amy Grabow ... Pregnant Woman (uncredited)

Directed by
Lisa Cholodenko 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Lisa Cholodenko (written by) &
Stuart Blumberg (written by)

Produced by
Charles E. Bush Jr. .... co-producer
Gary Gilbert .... producer
J. Todd Harris .... executive producer
Philippe Hellmann .... producer: UGC PH
Jordan Horowitz .... producer
Neil Katz .... executive producer
Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte .... producer (as Jeffrey Levy-Hinte)
Todd J. Labarowski .... co-producer (as Todd Labarowski)
Riva Marker .... executive producer
Camille Moreau .... producer: UGC PH
Joel Newton .... co-producer
Anne O'Shea .... executive producer
Celine Rattray .... producer
Laura Rosenthal .... co-producer
Andy Sawyer .... executive producer (as Andrew Sawyer)
Steven Saxton .... executive producer
Christy Scott Cashman .... executive producer (as Christy Cashman)
Ron Stein .... executive producer
Bergen Swanson .... co-producer
Daniela Taplin Lundberg .... producer
Galt Niederhoffer .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Carter Burwell 
 
Cinematography by
Igor Jadue-Lillo (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jeffrey M. Werner 
 
Casting by
Laura Rosenthal 
 
Production Design by
Julie Berghoff 
 
Art Direction by
James Connelly  (as James Pearse Connelly)
 
Set Decoration by
David A. Cook  (as David Cook)
 
Costume Design by
Mary Claire Hannan 
 
Makeup Department
Carl Bailey .... key hair stylist
Cydney Cornell .... hair department head
Daniel Curet .... key hair stylist
Jason Green .... hair stylist (as Jason Orion Green)
Valli O'Reilly .... co-makeup department head
Elaine L. Offers .... co-makeup department head (as Elaine Offers)
Ronnie Specter .... makeup artist
Valli O'Reilly .... personal makeup artist: Annette Bening (uncredited)
 
Production Management
James Debbs .... post-production supervisor
Tracey Landon .... production supervisor
Nic Marshall .... executive in charge of production: Mandalay Vision
Bergen Swanson .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jasmine Alhambra .... second assistant director (as Jasmine Marie Alhambra)
Emily Hogan .... second second assistant director
Jesse Nye .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Leonardo Coleman .... set dresser
Colman Costello .... set dresser
James A. Costello .... leadman
Chris Dinan .... set dresser (as Christopher W.J. Dinan)
Josh Ian Elliott .... on-set dresser (as Josh Elliott)
Christine Eyer .... greens person
April Falzone .... food stylist
Morgan Gillio .... set dresser
Craig Glenn .... assistant props
Gregory Holley .... assistant props (as Greg Holley)
Karen Lee Holley .... assistant propmaster (as Karen Holley)
Katia Kaplun .... stand-by painter
Stephen Kelley Jr. .... set dresser (as Steve Kelley Jr.)
Martin Leon .... set dresser (as Martin Carrasco Leon)
Greg Manke .... set dresser
Jeffrey M. O'Brien .... propmaster
Cindy Peters .... art department coordinator
John Stone .... set dresser
Lisa Matsuura Walker .... painter
David Thomas Cooper .... greens person (uncredited)
Alexandra Dunn .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Eric Schoonover .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Eric Bautista .... utility sound (as Eric A. Bautista)
Jonathan Fuh .... boom operator (as Jonathan Lee-Ger Fuh)
Frank Gaeta .... sound designer
Frank Gaeta .... sound re-recording mixer
Frank Gaeta .... sound supervisor
José Antonio García .... sound mixer (as Jose Antonio Garcia)
Patrick Giraudi .... sound re-recording mixer (as Patrick Giuraudi)
Catherine Harper .... foley artist
Joe Iemola .... sound editor
Micah Littleton .... sound services manager: Video Film Audio Forensics
Darrin Mann .... foley recordist
Christopher Moriana .... foley artist (as Chris Morianna)
Trevor Ward .... sound consultant: Dolby
Elmo Weber .... sound designer
Elmo Weber .... sound re-recording mixer
Elmo Weber .... sound supervisor
Eric Gitelson .... adr engineer (uncredited)
Matthew Kallen .... sound mix technician (uncredited)
Sean Madsen .... sound mix technician (uncredited)
Jeff Seelye .... adr assistant (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Neil Smith .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Floyd Burks .... imaging technician: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Charlotta Forssman .... visual effects compositor: + Scale
Don Henry .... data technician: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Tim Heugle .... data technician: Technicolor Digital Intermediates (as Tim Heugele)
Mark Hubbard .... engineering: Technicolor Digital Internediates
Sung Kyu Koo .... visual effects compositor: + Scale
Marcus Lansdell .... executive producer: + Scale
Joshua Pines .... imaging r&d: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Todd Sines .... lead visual effects compositor: + Scale
Brad Sutton .... digital restoration: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Wilson Tang .... digital restoration: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
 
Stunts
Darrell Davis .... stunt rigger (as Darrell Craig Davis)
Sean Graham .... stunt double: Mark Ruffalo
Cassidy Hice .... stunts
Mark Norby .... stunt coordinator
William R. Spencer .... stunts (as William Spencer)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tigran Aguasaryan .... grip (as Tigran Aghasaryan)
Edward V. Bauman .... grip
Christopher Bernal .... electrician
David S. Bouza .... electrician (as David Bouza)
Demetrie Cooley .... best boy grip
Richard Cronin .... electrician (as Rick Cronin)
Ricky Diaz .... grip
Michael DiGiovanni .... rigging best boy grip (as Michael Digiovanni)
Erik A. Erichsen .... electrician
Vernon Evans .... video technician
Mark Figueroa .... camera operator: "b" camera
Mark Figueroa .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Mark Figueroa .... first assistant camera:
Vadim Frumin .... grip (as Vadim Frumin Landau)
Alexander W. Gage .... rigging grip (as Alex Gage)
Oscar Garcia .... grip
Jordan Garretson .... grip
Bill Greenberg .... rigging gaffer
Seth Greenwald .... dolly grip
Jeffrey B. Gregg .... grip
John Joleaud .... electrician
Greg Karamov .... key grip
Ted Kennedy .... rigging key grip (as Ted S. Kennedy)
Julian Samuel Lopez .... grip (as Julian S. Lopez)
Carson E. Mayne .... rigging electrician
Dayton Nietert .... gaffer
Mike Pachio .... rigging grip (as Michael E. Pacheco)
Leoncio Provoste .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Gaston Richmond .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Chis Rountree .... rigging grip (as Chris B. Rountree)
Jesse Rushton .... best boy electric
Jason P. Salinas .... electrician
Jose Santiago .... grip (as Jose A. Santiago)
Alex Scott .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Adam Sheedy .... grip
Lucas Solomon .... video playback coordinator
Doug I. Soto .... rigging electrician
Miguel Sánchez .... electrician (as Miguel Sanchez)
Suzanne Tenner .... still photographer
Aaron Ali Tichenor .... camera loader (as Aaron Tichenor)
Fred Troeskin .... grip (as Fred Troesken)
Neil Young .... balloon technician
 
Casting Department
Chris Bustard .... extras casting
Liz Dean .... casting: Los Angeles
Maribeth Fox .... casting associate
Eric Souliere .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jacqueline Aronson .... costume supervisor
Kathryn L. Bucher .... costumer
Sharon Fauvel .... head ager/dyer
Lisa Marie Harris .... set costumer
Vikki Paschetto .... wardrobe assistant
Sierra Robinson .... additional costumer (as Sierra Bay Robinson)
Riki Lin Sabusawa .... additional costumer (as Riki Sabusawa)
 
Editorial Department
Robert Drwila .... first assistant editor (as Bob Drwila)
Jason Fabbro .... digital film colorist: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Esther Lee .... digital intermediate producer: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Deanna O'Neil .... dailies project manager
Nancy Richardson .... additional editor
Mark Sahagun .... digital intermediate editor: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Marc Wielage .... colorist: dailies
Dan Williams .... digital color assistant
Jeff Smithwick .... film timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jennifer Barak .... music editor (as Jenny Barak)
Carter Burwell .... conductor
Carter Burwell .... music arranger
Carter Burwell .... musician: keyboards
Michael Farrow .... score recording engineer
Dean Parker .... assistant to composer
John Pattitucci .... musician: bass
Marc Ribot .... musician: guitar
Liza Richardson .... music supervisor
Bryan Smith .... assistant engineer
Jake Belnick .... assistant to music supervisor (uncredited)
Michael Perfitt .... engineer: original songs (uncredited)
Michael Perfitt .... mixer: original songs (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Luke H. Atkine .... driver
Tony Barattini .... driver
Mike Belt .... driver (as Michael R. Belt)
Jody Bingenheimer .... driver
Angel Desanti .... driver (as Angel De Santi)
Audrey Fitzgerald .... driver
Wayne Flowers Jr. .... driver (as Wayne Flowers)
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator
Chris Haynes .... driver
Kirk Huston .... driver
Hardy Ophuls .... transportation captain
Marty Osborne .... picture vehicle captain (as Martin Osbourne)
John Pellegrino .... transportation co-captain
Adam Pinkstaff .... transportation captain
Santos P. Rodriguez .... driver: catering
Carlos M. Serrano .... driver
Steven Luke Weible .... driver (as Steve Weible)
Dave Wilson .... driver
 
Other crew
Caroline Applegarth .... assistant: Ms. Moore (as Caroline T. Applegarth)
Mark Asaro .... production coordinator
William Batsel .... set production assistant
Tyler Beem .... set production assistant
Shauna Bogetz .... assistant: Mr. Gilbert
Shauna Bogetz .... production executive: Gilbert Films
Robert Cable .... production accountant
Donald Chambers .... office production assistant
Dan Cowan .... customer service representative: Technicolor
James Debbs .... project supervisor: Antidote International Films
Gabriel Dell Jr. .... stand-in: Mr. Ruffalo (as Gabe Dell)
Alexandra Dunn .... intern
Kathy England .... production insurance: Taylor & Taylor
Charles Fagin .... key assistant location manager
Lennon Ficalora .... intern
Heather Fielding .... studio teacher
Caroline Fife .... set production assistant
Marie Paule Goislard .... location scout
Andy Goldman .... title designer: main titles
Meredith Greenberg .... set production assistant (as Meredith Anne Greenberg)
Jenny Halper .... development executive: Mandalay Vision
Celia Hemken .... stand-in: Ms. Moore
Dan Hemphill .... payroll accountant
Andres M. Hernandez .... cook
Takeo Hori .... vice president: Antidote International Films
Shawn Hueston .... assistant location manager
Toni Kallen .... stand-in: Ms. Benning & Ms. Wasikowska
Jamie Kemp .... head chef
Jeff Korson .... assistant location manager
Courtney LaBree .... assistant production coordinator (as Courtney Labree)
Paul T. List .... assistant: Mr. Levy-Hinte
Tiffany Lo .... assistant to producer
Tiffany Lo .... cast assistant
Margaret Martinez .... first assistant accountant
Ilana McAllister .... payroll accountant
Richard McCune .... financing: City National Bank
Leslie Merlin .... set production assistant
Robert Morris .... set production assistant
Brian Nailing .... cook
Sam Nainoa .... set production assistant (as Sam K. Nainoa III)
Alex O'Flinn .... set production assistant
Henrik Pellier .... set production assistant
Anthony Penido .... set medic (as Tony Pendido)
Erik Piecuch .... financing: City National Bank
Bianca Poletti .... intern
Rebecca Robertson .... script supervisor (as Rebecca Robertson-Szwaja)
Lili Romero .... office production assistant
Rachel Rosales .... intern
Jackson Rowe .... key production assistant
Kathy Ruiz .... office manager: Antidote International Films
Megan Schmidt .... set production assistant
Ned R. Shapiro .... location manager (as Ned Shapiro)
Daniel Shine .... set medic
Mark Shockley .... electronic press kit
Wednesday Standley .... assistant: Mark Ruffalo
Jack Stern .... studio teacher
Nathaniel Stutz .... assistant: Ms. Cholodenko
Diane Upson .... executive: Technicolor
Diana Van Leeuwen .... set production assistant
Dan Wesselman .... key account manager: Technicolor
Gary Woldman .... craft service
Nicolas Zapata .... set production assistant
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services (uncredited)
Steve Berman .... completion bond (uncredited)
Shauna Bogetz .... production executive: Antedote International Films (uncredited)
Alish Erman .... intern (uncredited)
Deanna O'Neil .... dailies project manager (uncredited)
Marc H. Simon .... legal counsel (uncredited)
Adam M. Stone .... product placement coordinator (uncredited)
Cat Stone .... product placement coordinator (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Rori Bergman .... special thanks
Carter Cohn .... special thanks
Warner Ebbink .... special thanks
Scott Ferguson .... special thanks
Juan Guzman .... special thanks: Los Angeles City Parks
Stephen Halls .... special thanks
Frank Harris .... special thanks: Ocean View Community Gardens
Michael Hausman .... special thanks
Jennifer Hoopes .... special thanks
Kevin Huvane .... special thanks
April Janow .... special thanks
Bill Johnson .... special thanks
Jamie Kapel .... special thanks
Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte .... special thanks (as Jeffrey Levy-Hinte)
Nathan Larson .... special thanks
Tony Lipp .... special thanks
Caryn Marcus .... special thanks
Emilio Mauro .... special thanks
Gaby Morgerman .... special thanks
Evelyn O'Neill .... special thanks
Pamela Pickering .... special thanks
Milton Radutzky .... special thanks
Richard Radutzky .... special thanks
Irwin Rappaport .... special thanks
Carter Reedy .... special thanks
Ira Resnick .... special thanks
Stephanie Ritz .... special thanks
Jim Seibel .... special thanks
Catherine Shao .... special thanks
John Sloss .... special thanks
Robert Stein .... special thanks
Bart Walker .... special thanks
Craig Wedren .... special thanks
David Paul Wichert .... special thanks
Joshua Zeman .... special thanks
Robert Ziembicki .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some teen drug and alcohol use
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Trivia:
Robin Wright was previously considered for the role of Nic.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the family is waving goodbye to Joni at the college, Laser is clearly shown sitting on the right side of the car. In the next scene (the car trip home) he is sitting on the left side.See more »
Quotes:
Sasha:I'm just saying, the spermster's a hottie. Is he single?
Joni:Okay, first of all: Ew. And second, he's a really good person, so I prefer it if you didn't taint him with your "whore youth".
Sasha:Fair enough, hairy muff.
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65 out of 100 people found the following review useful.
One real moment is all it takes to make a film worth something, The Kids Are All Right brings it., 4 January 2011
Author: brielle_jalexa9 from United States

OK, so here is what is going on with The Kids Are All Right. When I think of Lesbian couples the image of the family portrayed by the stars of this movie comes to mind. I live in Kentucky so I don't ever really come into contact with any established lesbian couples, but I remember watching this video in a Sociology class about proposition 8 that featured all of these Kentucky based gay couples whose wholesomeness and nuclear family awesomeness were supposed to convince me that gay people should be allowed to adopt kids. For the record it didn't need to because I'm completely for gay people doing anything they want, but if I was ignorant then I might have been convinced. I mean, the couples were perfect, upstanding members of the community, their kids were involved in sports and clubs and they all just screamed 'It's Okay to be Gay and Have Kids!'.

What I most remember is that the families kind of all had this lingering desperation in their smiles, like were trying harder to be happy than most people because they were aware that other people would be judging them based on their ability to be happy under the scrutiny of social judgment. The family in the movie, Nic (Annette Benning), Jules (Julianne Moore), Lazer(Josh Hutcherson), and Joni (Mia Wasilowska), kind of all have that same desperation lingering around them. The film basically centers around what happens when the tension brought on by that added responsibility is broken by the intrusion of an outsider.

That intruder is Mark Ruffalo. I think the evolution of his character is one of the most interesting parts of the film. When we first meet Mark, he's just so cool. Everybody wants to be like him. Relaxed, carefree, seemingly very open and with an uncanny ability to understand and relate to people. He grows vegetables, doesn't hurt the environment and has sex with YaYa from America's Next Top Model. He seems like the opposite of Nic, the uptight, control freak, who's very traditional and leads a very traditional life despite or in spite of her gay lifestyle. So you think, 'oh, this movie is going to be about an outsider coming into a family and repairing the relationships within it'. Nic will loosen up and the kids will be able to open up to people because someone finally understands them. But unfortunately film hasn't been that neat and tidy since the 1930s. In this film, certain things come into play that switches our perspective and we come to identify more with Nic's character than we really expected. But we share sympathy with every character. At the end, we actually have the most sympathy for Mark, I would say.

This switch was unexpected and I think it makes the film special and more worthy than just a farce about a Lesbian couple and a straight guy. The best films are ones in which our expectations are inverted, I think. A film should be like a beautiful unopened flower. The bud is beautiful and then it opens, changes and becomes even more beautiful because of those changes. I know that sounds all preachy and lame but if you can't be preachy and lame on the internet than where can you?

My favorite parts of the film were where I saw flashes of my own relationships portrayed in situations presented by the characters. The conflict between Nic and Jules, where they love each other, accept each other, but clearly don't always like each other, injects the film with humor while at the same time serving as a painful reminder of how hard it is to settle down. That struggle to just continue to like the people you love is portrayed so poignantly in the little digs Nic pokes at Jules every now and again. The frustration they both feel is palpable. And If you have an overbearing mother like I do, than you know how it looks and feels to be shut down by your mom like Laser and Joni are by theirs. After every unintentionally overbearing comment, I was like 'wow, that was a real moment.' I have to say that I was a little disappointed with Laser's character. I feel like his character was so rich in the beginning, but really died away to almost nothing by the end. Just a few archetypal little brother comments thrown in to remind us that he's still there. I feel this way because we spent a lot of time with his character in the beginning, understanding that he's a fifteen year old boy. He's moody. And he's searching for something to define him outside of his mothers. That's undoubtedly why he is initially so passionate about finding his biological father. But though his relationship with Mark is pivotal, it is not really explored as deeply as is Mark's relationship with Joni. Basically his character was traveling to a destination that it just didn't reach. But this could be intentional. Teenagers are supposed to be mysterious and confusing so maybe it's true to his character to leave him unexplored. However, it did disappoint me. I don't know how this movie is going to do during awards season. I assume it will do well, but more because of the trendy subject manner than due to it's merit as a film. I don't know, the film society just votes that way sometimes. But it moved me and that's worth an award to me.

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